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Tochnit Aleph

Founded in 1994 by Daniel Lowenbrück (aka Raionbashi), Tochnit Aleph is a Berlin-based label with focus on underground noise, actionist sound-art, and sound-poetry.
 
Christina Kubisch - Italienische Stücke (CD)
2020
forthcoming
Release of conceptual and perfomative pieces by Christina Kubisch composed & realised between 1974 and 1984, during Kubisch's years in Italy.
Hermann Nitsch - Traubenfleisch (2 vinyl LP)
2020
forthcoming
Presenting the first perfomance of Hermann Nitsch's grand and large-scale “Traubenfleisch” symphony.
Gerhard Rühm - Ausgewählte Kurze Hörstücke (1961-1987) (vinyl LP)
2020
forthcoming
Unlike previous Gerhard Rühm editions on Tochnit Aleph which portrayed his phonetic poetry and longform radio-plays, the pieces on this edition are more conceptual, actionistic and (mostly) sound-based works recorded between 1962 and 1987.
Gerhard Rühm - Diotima hat ihre Lektüre gewechselt (CD)
2018
A 1971 detective audio play based on a real murder trial from the early 20th century. The court records are read out by two girls, accompanied by narrative background sounds and a piano piece. Liner-notes (in English and German) by Gerhard Rühm.
 Broutin - Ère isouienne an 52 - Un musicien lettriste (CD)
2018
First ever release of the sound poetry pieces by French lettrist artist Gérard-Philippe Broutin. The remarkable lettrist text-sound pieces contained on this CD were written during the early 1970's and recorded and broadcast at Radio France in September 1976. With introductory texts by Jean-Pierre Gillard.
Michael Barthel - Halber Pogo (CD)
2018
Second full-lenght release by German sound-poet and writer Michael Barthel on Tochnit Aleph. A 60-minute piece recited from memory. Recorded April 2018 straight to tape without overdubs. Raw, unsettling, poetically incorrect.
Mario de Vega - Smells Like Teen Spirit (CD)
2018
Recording of a sound performance executed in October 2016 in the exhibition space of Berlin record store Rumpsti Pumsti. Using sanding machines and a hammer, the Mexican artist destroyed one copy of each publication ever released by Tochnit Aleph label. Without an audience present, the action was documented with two dynamic microphones.
Kaspar König - Domesticated Wind (CD)
2017
These recordings are the outcome of sound experiments performed at the wind tunnel laboratory at Zurich University of the Arts. Accompanied by photographs and a video project by Yan Junjie.
Hermann Nitsch - Streichquartett in 4 Sätzen (CD)
2017
First performance of the original 60-minute composition for string quartet in 4 parts, recorded at the Nitsch Foundation in Vienna in 2016. With Anne Harvey-Nagl and Diane Pascal on violins, Marta Potulska on viola, and Mara Achleitner on cello.
 Selten Gehörte Musik - Tote Rennen Lieder (CD)
2017
Fifth part in the Selten Gehörte Musik reissue series: recordings by Dieter Roth and Oswald Wiener, at Mosfellssveit, Iceland, from May 28 to 30, 1976.
Stefan Roigk - Sprachmusik (CD)
2017
currently out of stock
A new electro-acoustic composition by Berlin-based artist Stefan Roigk. The radio play like combination of poetic lectures, vocals treatments, concrete sounds and deep vocal drones is based on several live recordings and performances made between 2012 and 2015.
Hermann Nitsch - Orgelkonzert Berlin 2016 (CD)
2016
out of stock
Recording of Hermann Nitsch's mighty pipe organ concert in Berlin, January 22, 2016.
Dorothy Iannone - A Fluxus Essay (book / CD)
2016
English edition
Dorothy Iannone tells her Fluxus Story in a Berlin recording from 1979.
 Selten Gehörte Musik - Streichquartett 558171 (Romenthalquartett) (2 CD)
2016
Part four in the Selten Gehörte Musik reissue series, with a recording by Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, Dieter Roth, and Gerhard Rühm originally published as a 3LP-Box by Hansjörg Mayer in 1975. Apart from the group session this edition also includes a duo piano session by Dieter Roth and Hermann Nitsch recorded in Stuttgart in November 1975.
Dorothy Iannone - Ewig Grün (vinyl LP)
2016
out of stock
An audio recording of the American artist performing a German folk song while masturbating.
Hermann Nitsch - 6. Sinfonie (2 CD)
2015
Nitsch's Sixth Symphony for large orchestra performed and recorded November 1, 1980 at Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna.
 Selten Gehörte Musik - Das Münchner Konzert 1974 (2 CD)
2015
Third part in the reissue series of all the legendary Selten Gehörte Musik records from the 70's. Originally published as a 3LP-Box by Hansjörg Mayer in 1975, the Münchner Konzert 1974 is performed by all-star artist line-up of Dieter Roth, Gerhard Rühm, Oswald Wiener, Hermann Nitsch and Günter Brus.
 Selten Gehörte Musik - Novembersymphonie (Doppelsymphonie) (2 CD)
2015
Second part in the reissue series of all Selten Gehörte Musik records. This is the reissue of the Double-LP from 1974. Recordings of the second Berliner Musicworkshop with Dieter Roth, Gerhard Rühm, and Oswald Wiener, Berlin 15th - 26th November 1973. Also included are the two bonus pieces from the 7'' single which came only with the first 100 copies of the original edition.
Stefan Roigk - The Rising Of Matteo (CD)
2015
New composition by Berlin-based sound artist Stefan Roigk: a highly dynamic and eclectic ride between directed feature, audio-art and faked diary.
 Selten Gehörte Musik - 3. Berliner Dichterworkshop (CD)
2015
currently out of stock
First part in the reissue series of all Selten Gehörte Musik records. This is the reissue of the first LP from 1973. Recordings of the 3rd Berliner Poetsworkshop (First Berliner Musicworkshop) with Dieter Roth, Gerhard Rühm, and Oswald Wiener, Berlin 12th & 13th July 1973.
Gerhard Rühm - Masoch - Eine rituelle Rezitation (CD)
2014
First release of Gerhard Rühm's Radio-Play “Masoch”. A ritual recitation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch and Ignatius von Loyola for one female and one male speaker, a chorus of speakers, and tape.
Oswald Wiener - Als Kind (DVD)
2014
out of stock
An experimental film by Oswald Wiener (1965)—copy signed by the artist.
Roman Signer - Kanalgeräusche (vinyl LP)
2013
out of stock
First ever sound-edition by famous Swiss sculptor and conceptual artist Roman Signer. Recorded 1982 in the River Steinach, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Dominik Steiger - Ad Hoc Musi 1980-84 (vinyl LP)
2013
A collection of 29 pieces recorded 1980-84 by Dominik Steiger. Outsider art home-recordings using voice, acoustic guitar, accordion and bontempi organ.